There are still remaining spaces open for Bravissimo! Columbia Gorge Music and Arts Camp, June 17-21. The camp is aimed at kids in grades 6-9 and previous music experience is not necessary. Students at the camp will have the opportunity to study instrumental and choral music with teachers from around the state in a relaxed, fun camp atmosphere.May 29, 2002 midnight read more..
A Timberline Lodge employee fell to his death on Friday while snowboarding on the northeast face of Mt. Hood.May 29, 2002 midnight read more..
Al Norman, a nationally recognized defender of locally-owned business, will debate a spokeswoman for Wal-Mart Corporation and lead Hood River residents in wrapping “Arms Around Our Town” during a two-day visit Thursday and Friday.May 28, 2002 midnight read more..
The Hood River Classic Hunter/Jumper Horse Show returns for the 11th time Wednesday through Sunday, June 12-16. One of the most popular and prestigious shows of its kind in the Northwest, the Classic will draw more than 400 of the region’s top hunter/jumpers to the site, near the community of Mt. Hood, at Jensen Mills Meadow in the heart of the Hood River Valley.May 22, 2002 midnight read more..
The biggest pantry around.May 22, 2002 midnight read more..
While Hood River Inn's special event featuring Paul deLay is going on in the Gorge Room, The Geno Michaels Trio lays down the grooves at the Grill this Friday. The group features Geno Michaels on piano and Hammond B-3 organ, Ted Swenson on bass, and Ed Pierce on drums. The trio will show its versatility with performances of soul, funk, jazz, and R&B numbers. Rhythm Culture returns to the Grill for a two-day engagement on Saturday and Sunday. The group plays original reggae music infused with blues and jazz. Rhythm Culture is led by vocalist/drummer/composer Bryan Mecurius. Music starts at 9 p.m. and is free to the public.May 22, 2002 midnight read more..
The rhyme is a new slogan of the Northwest Pear Bureau, the name sponsor of the Pear and Wine Festival.May 22, 2002 midnight read more..
“What did your senior year mean to you?” Four high school seniors from Hood River County will write about this question between now and graduation day in “View from ‘02” First up is Sarah Fix who worked as a news intern this year. Sarah and her classmates will graduate June 7. — EditorMay 22, 2002 midnight read more..
Mike Caldwell shakes his head as he sits on a terrace of the vast and multi-leveled patio of Stonehedge Gardens, one of three Hood River restaurants he and his wife, Shawna, own.May 22, 2002 midnight read more..
One of the world’s top slack-key guitar artists, George Kahumoku Jr., will perform June 8 at the Hood River Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $18 in advance, $10 for people under 21 and free to kids under 10. Tickets are available at Waucoma Bookstore or from members of Citizens for Responsible Growth. Call concert organizer Maui Meyer at 386-2330.May 22, 2002 midnight read more..
Hood River mountaineer Scott Woolums reached the summit of Mt. Everest Thursday morning at about 10:45 a.m. Nepal time. While standing on the top of the highest mountain in the world — at 29,035 feet — he took time to call home on his satellite phone.May 20, 2002 midnight read more..
This year’s juniors might be the last students to graduate from Cascade Locks High School.May 15, 2002 midnight read more..
This year’s juniors might be the last students to graduate from Cascade Locks High School. Declining enrollment in Cascade Locks and growing student numbers at Hood River Valley High School suggest the need to examine whether or not to keep Cascade Locks a K-12 school, Superintendent Jerry Sessions said this week. The district has begun studying the idea of changing the school to a kindergarten-through-eighth grade facility, effective in 2003-04. CLHS students would attend Hood River Valley High School or regional community colleges. “We need to start a conversation about the future of Cascade Locks High School,” Sessions said. “We are not talking about closing the school; we are committed to keeping a school open in Cascade Locks.” Sessions said he wants the district to reach a decision by March 2003, when the schools’ funding picture for the next year is known. In what is the start of an extended discussion, Sessions and first-year principal Chris Daniels met with a group of a dozen Cascade Locks citizens Tuesday to discuss what he acknowledges would involve a major change for the Cascade Locks community. “We want input from the community,” Sessions said. He appears likely to receive it. “To the residents of Cascade Locks the closing of the high school is not feasible and not desirable,” said Dr. Robin Voetterl, a Cascade Locks resident who is helping facilitate discussions with the district. “In our minds there is no question. It is a moot suggestion and we are going to work as hard as we can with the county and the city and the school district staff and our own staff to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Voetterl (pronounced va-TEL). Sessions said the idea of making Cascade Locks K-8 arises from fiscal reality, given the disparate class sizes at the two high schools. Class sizes average about 11 students at CLHS, compared with about 28 at HRVHS. HRVHS will lose 2.33 teaching positions in 2002-03 if the proposed budget is approved next month. Under the proposed budget Cascade Locks’ teaching staff would lose one-half a position, at the elementary level. Sessions said that because of state graduation requirements, CLHS staffing could not be reduced. Sessions said a number of options are open to consideration, including going to a K-10 enrollment at Cascade Locks, and allowing students to take classes at Mt. Hood Community College or Columbia Gorge Community College. The future of Cascade Locks School will be discussed in the school band room on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., during a meeting of an existing visioning group for the school. The group includes students and community members, Sessions said.May 15, 2002 midnight read more..
Hood River Valley High School is still in the ballgame to stop a sports redistricting that would lower classroom time and hike transportation costs.May 14, 2002 midnight read more..
The Hood River Chapter of the National Junior Classical League recently announced the results of the 2002 National Latin Exam. The exam tests not only knowledge of the Latin language, but also understanding of Roman history and mythology. This is the second year the exam has been administered to students in the Mid-Columbia. Six local students took the examination in March and all of them placed in the national competition.May 14, 2002 midnight read more..
The four Hood River County Commission candidates in two contested races recently sat down to answer, in their own words, six questions posed by the News. Following are answers by John Arens and Rodger Shock, contenders for the at-large chair position, and Carol York and Ladd Henderson, who are both vying for the District 1 seat:May 8, 2002 midnight read more..
“We’re all tucked in here at Camp 2, getting ready to go up to Camp 3 at over 23,500 feet tomorrow for a couple nights. This is our final acclimatization trip before the summit attempt. After this we’ll go back down for a good long rest after spending over 12 nights above base camp.”May 6, 2002 midnight read more..
Five grams of pressure is all it takes. The weight of a nickel.May 6, 2002 midnight read more..
Local photographer Richard Hallman will be hosting Snow Fest 2002 on Thursday at the Skylight Theater and Pub. The 7 p.m. show will feature Hallman’s skiing, snowboarding and scenery images from Sun Valley, Idaho; Snowbird and Salt Lake, Utah; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Mt. Hood Meadows and Valdez, Alaska. There will be a $5 cover at the door, with raffle and door prizes. All proceeds go to the “Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Program,” which educates kids K-12 on safety and awareness.May 1, 2002 midnight read more..
Skateboarders from all over Oregon — even from as far away as Milwaukee, Wisc. — turned out in droves Saturday, April 21, to help Hood River Parks and Recreation and the local Rotary chapter officially open the new skate course at 20th and Wasco streets.May 1, 2002 midnight read more..
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